A.O. No. 308 was issued by President Fidel V.

Ramos on December 12, 1996
and reads as follows:

"ADOPTION OF A NATIONAL COMPUTERIZED IDENTIFICATION
REFERENCE SYSTEM

WHEREAS, there is a need to provide Filipino citizens and foreign
residents with the facility to conveniently transact business with
basic service and social security providers and other government
instrumentalities;

WHEREAS, this will require a computerized system to properly and
efficiently identify persons seeking basic services on social security
and reduce, if not totally eradicate, fraudulent transactions and
misrepresentations;

WHEREAS, a concerted and collaborative effort among the various
basic services and social security providing agencies and other
government instrumentalities is required to achieve such a system;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic
of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do
hereby direct the following:

SECTION 1. Establishment of a National Computerized
Identification Reference System. A decentralized Identification
Reference System among the key basic services and social security
providers is hereby established.

SEC. 2 Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee. An Inter-Agency
Coordinating Committee (IACC) to draw-up the implementing
guidelines and oversee the implementation of the System is hereby
created, chaired by the Executive Secretary, with the following as
members:

Head, Presidential Management Staff

Secretary, National Economic Development Authority

Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government

Secretary, Department of Health

Administrator, Government Service Insurance System

Administrator, Social Security System

Administrator, National Statistics Office Managing Director,
National Computer Center.

SEC. 3. Secretariat. The National Computer Center (NCC) is hereby
designated as secretariat to the IACC and as such shall provide
administrative and technical support to the IACC.

Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Six. SEC. The NSO. The Population Reference Number (PRN) generated by the NSO shall serve as the common reference number to establish a linkage among concerned agencies. 4.SEC. The funds necessary for the implementation of the system shall be sourced from the respective budgets of the concerned agencies. Linkage Among Agencies. 8. 5. (SGD. RAMOS" . SEC. SEC. Funding. The IACC Secretariat shall coordinate with the different Social Security and Services Agencies to establish the standards in the use of Biometrics Technology and in computer application designs of their respective systems. Submission of Regular Reports. This Administrative Order shall take effect immediately. The Office of the Press Secretary. GSIS and SSS shall submit regular reports to the Office of the President. 6. the GSIS and SSS as lead agencies and other concerned agencies shall undertake a massive tri-media information dissemination campaign to educate and raise public awareness on the importance and use of the PRN and the Social Security Identification Reference. SEC. Effectivity.) FIDEL V. in coordination with the National Statistics Office. Conduct of Information Dissemination Campaign. through the IACC. 7. this 12th day of December in the year of Our Lord. on the status of implementation of this undertaking. DONE in the City of Manila.